Toad of Toad Hall.
A play from Kenneth Grahame's book 'The Wind in the Willows'.
London, Methuen & Co., 1929
Milne extracted the adventures of Mr. Toad, which form only about half of the original book because they lent themselves most easily to being staged. Milne loved Grahame's book, which is one of the reasons he decided to adapt it. The play has four main characters: Rat, Badger, Mole, and Toad. Toad's caravan and car adventures are included, as well as his imprisonment, escape, and subsequent fight with the weasels and stoats to regain his home with the help of his friends. Although not a musical, the play contains six songs.
First edition, number 30 of 200 copies on handmade paper, signed by Milne and Kenneth Grahame; 4to (235 x 190 mm); publisher's quarter blue cloth-backed boards, with paper label on upper board (spare one tipped-in at the end), printed dust-jacket, spine darkened with minor chipping to extremities, small, expert restorations to upper edge, minor shelf wear, otherwise a bright and clean copy in the scarce dust-jacket.
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